Ocean City Today

Police/Courts Nov. 10, 2017

Nov 09, 2017

Lost men found

Natural Resources Police found three unidentified lost hunters in the Pocomoke State Forrest outside Snow Hill last Saturday.

The men called 911 around 7:30 p.m. and said they had become disoriented as sunset approached and they could not find their vehicle.

Worcester County Emergency Services dispatchers were able to direct Natural Resources Police officers and Worcester deputy sheriffs to the general location.

Using four-wheel drive vehicles, the officers found the men in less than an hour. The hunters were unharmed.

Domestic violence

Ocean City Police charged a local man with attempted first-degree assault after allegedly attacking a woman and her son last Saturday.

Around 10:55 p.m., a man called 911 and said his mother had been pushed by Andrew M. Pylypczuk, 47. When police arrived at the residence on Newport Drive, they met a woman who was bleeding from her hands.

The victim told police that during an argument with Pylypczuk, he shoved her into a bookshelf. She cut her hands on glasses on the shelf, according to reports.

The victim’s son allegedly tried to restrain Pylypczuk, but he broke free. Pylypczuk then found a 6-inch knife and chased him out of the house, according to reports.

Pylypczuk denied the attacks. He was also charged with second-degree assault and possession of a controlled substance. Officers found buprenorphine when they searched Pylypczuk.

Wrong way

John Patrick Medevitt, 64, of West Chester, Pennsylvania was arrested after Ocean City Police saw him driving the wrong way on Philadelphia Avenue and North Division Street last Saturday.

Around 1:19 a.m., police went to Medevitt’s Kia SUV, which they saw stopped facing northbound traffic. The officers noticed that Medevitt had bloodshot, glassy eyes, according to reports. Police said they also could also smell alcohol.

Medevitt failed all field sobriety tests and blew a .19 on a breathalyzer. Police later found a mug with an alcoholic beverage in it when they searched the Kia.

Medevitt is charged with driving while under the influence, driving the wrong way on a one-way street and other charges.

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